Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Eyes on 5th Street

ICYMI: This mural, depicting the eyes of Eric Garner, was created by the French artist JR, debuting on Election Day here outside the Standard East Village on Fifth Street at Cooper Square.

Per the hotel's Instagram account, the piece was originally presented at the Millions March in December 2014, and again for the Wide Awakes day global march on Oct. 3. 

"The piece is a reminder to keep our eyes open, and continue to fight for racial justice and against police brutality. "

Garner died after being put in a chokehold by now-former NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo during an arrest on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes. The investigation continues into how the NYPD handled the aftermath of Garner's death in July 2014 on Staten Island.

1 comment:

Jill W said...

for more on JR, see the wonderful documentary Faces Places, by the late Agnes Varda.